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Fukushima water hurts Taiwan’s push for better ties with Japan

Japan’s plan to release radioactive water into the Pacific has put Taiwan’s government in a bind, caught between standing up for its fishing industry and avoiding a dispute with its northern neighbour.Japan’s decision this week to release more than 1 million cubic metres of radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean generated opposition in Taiwan and criticism of Tsai Ing-wen’s government for not doing more to stop it. That backlash may…


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